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Brian Lynch Big Band – The Omni-American Book Club: My Journey Through Literature In Music (2019 24/44 FLAC)

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Brian Lynch Big Band – The Omni-American Book Club: My Journey Throug

Artist: Brian Lynch Big Band
Album: The Omni-American Book Club: My Journey Through Literature In Music
Release/Reissue: 2019
Genre: Big Band, Post-Bop, Latin Jazz

01. Crucible for Crisis
02. The Struggle Is in Your Name
03. Affective Affinities
04. The Trouble With Elysium
05. Inevitability and Eternity
06. Tribute to Blue (Mitchell) [feat. Jim Snidero]
07. Opening Up
08. Africa My Land
09. Woody Shaw
10. The Struggle Is in Your Name
11. Woody Shaw

GRAMMY® Award-winning trumpeter and recording artist Brian Lynch presents one of his most ambitious projects to date: The Omni-American Book Club. This expansive album of music for large ensemble connects Lynch’s lifelong passion for reading and the books that have shaped his life with his original music.
The books that have shaped Lynch’s consciousness, and thus his music, have been myriad, and his dedications for the music of The Omni-American Book Club reflect both the diversity and the focus of his reading interests. Alongside a strong emphasis on the work of African-American writers and writing on African-American culture, both classic and contemporary, Lynch’s reading interests range widely in the area of social consciousness and social justice.

The nine compositions that make up The Omni-American Book Club offer a panoramic view of Lynch’s world as composer, arranger and trumpet soloist in his first big band recording as a leader. With the help of all-star cast of special guests, Lynch’s pieces blend Afro-Caribbean jazz and straight-ahead swingers with hints of hip hop, funk, bossa nova and even trap music to reveal the most realized and accomplished expression of his vision as a composer to date.


Brought to fruition by a stellar big band comprised of Lynch’s teaching colleagues, students and alumni of The Frost School Of Music, University Of Miami, along with a selection of world class musicians from the Miami area and outstanding special guests, this album is a feast for the ears and a sonic delight.
The Bandcamp digital version includes a downloadable PDF booklet with illustrations by Robin D. Williams.